Central District, SEIDAIKEI (DFNS) - The Daikoku Federation has successfully inserted DFS-3 Kanata satellite into lunar orbit and landed the Kanata probe on lunar surface on Sunday morning.
The second stage of Unmei-2 carrying DFS-3 Kanata successfully entered lunar orbit through a burn on October 20, 2013, 4:45 hours, 8 hours, 51 minutes after launch from Ryokou Space Center.
Initially inserted at a 293 km. lunar orbit, DFS-3 Kanata was further lowered to a 7 km. orbit through a second burn.
DFS-3 Kanata separated from the Unmei-2 second stage at 5:26 hours. The DFS-3 Kanata satellite later separated from the Kanata probe one minute later.
DFS-3 Kanata satellite is now currently orbiting the moon at an orbit with an apogee of 7.5 km., perigee of 7.3 km., inclination of 0.97 degrees, orbital period of 38 minutes, 45 seconds, and an orbital speed of 560.1 m/s.
The Kanata probe, after separating from DFS-3 Kanata satellite, began its landing on lunar surface.
The Kanata probe landed on lunar surface on October 20, 2013, 6:06 hours at coordinates 0 degrees, 6 minutes, 32 seconds S, 111 degrees, 49 minutes, 7 seconds W.
Scientists and technicians have reported that all systems on both satellite and probe of DFS-3 Kanata is in perfect condition, and are transmitting data back to Earth.
The DFS-3 Kanata mission marks the third time the Daikoku Federation has successfully launched a space mission and it also marks the first time the Federation had sent a lunar mission.